CINCINNATI - We know who is number one. The question is who is second, third and fourth. There are a lot of options.
The Bengals passing game is a work in progress, and that includes second year quarterback Andy Dalton and second year wide receiver A.J. Green. They've seen a season of NFL action, and they've come to camp stronger and wiser in the ways of a long, punishing campaign.
So far, they've shown progress in their development. Dalton and Green teamed up for three receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Black and White Mock game Sunday night at Paul Brown Stadium.
Green out jumped a couple of young defenders for his longest catch of the evening. The drive ended when Dalton threw 10 yards to Green on a fade route for a touchdown.
The biggest questions surround the receivers who will complement Green. Dalton threw four times during a drive to former UC receiver Armon Binns. Brandon Tate also caught four passes including a touchdown.
The Bengals have roles to fill with the departures of Andre Caldwell and Jerome Simpson.
The Bengals will take Monday off, and resume workouts on Tuesday as they point toward Friday night's preseason opener against the New York Jets.
Earlier Sunday, the Bengals announced that they released defensive end Derrick Harvey, who was signed as a free agent last March.
Harvey had played previously with the Jaguars and the Broncos after being the eighth overall pick in the 2008 college draft. The Bengals were hoping he would add depth to the defensive line, but he was cut one week into camp.
Marvin Lewis was asked about Harvey's release after Sunday's game. He said "We just released a player today, that's all." He offered nothing more to indicate the reasons why.
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